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  1. Calvada

    In Memoriam: Celebrity Deaths

    I simply LOVED so many of Stanley Donen's films. I well remember his acceptance speech for the honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement. It was what all speeches on awards shows should be - funny, gracious, witty, charming. I will have to watch TCM's site to see when they do their tribute to him. It really shouldn't be only 2 or 3 films, as they usually do, but 8 or 10!
  2. Calvada

    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    I wasn't calling Zinke goofy as in a lovable Disney character, but goofy as in crazy and ridiculous. I am astounded by the delusions of grandeur accompanied by the corruption and criminal behavior. He's not only a crook, but he seems to think he's some sort of fucking prince. Re the Acosta situation: I wonder if/when we will ever hear from the Victim/Witness Coordinator(s) in that US Attorney's Office. What was he/she told? Did he/she push for victim notification? Or was he/she kept totally out of the loop? Ultimately it's the prosecutor(s)' responsibility, but probably there will be attempts at passing the buck by throwing a GS-9 staffer under the bus. I loved Rachel noticing the typos in the Stone documents, especially the extra space. In my job, I proofread a lot of documents that ultimately become public and thus, like Rachel, these things immediately catch my eye. Making a typo in a Previously TV post is not a big deal, but in a court filing? In a presidential proclamation? That is pathetic.
  3. Calvada

    Morning Joe: All Episodes Talk

    This story about this guy trying to find where his intended victims live or may be at makes me wonder (for about the millionth time) why celebs or journalists post personal information about their daily routine on social media. With all these crazies out there, it's like waving a red flag and shouting "Here I am! Come and get me!" I wonder how much CNN, MSNBC, and other media outlets have had to pay for security for their personnel in the past few years.
  4. Calvada

    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    I thought the only reason that Rachel did that show is because they had a bunch of research about Agnew that wasn't used in the Bagman podcast and they didn't want it to go to waste. The journalistic equivalent of going through your recipes to find ways to use up the leftover Thanksgiving turkey. How irked is Rachel (and Susan!) that the Manafort sentencing memo has not been filed by show time? With all the lying, corruption, and corruption that's been seen in the past two years, the goofiest thing is Zinke creating the flag, a type of Royal Standard, to fly over the Interior Department when he's in the building. I have to believe that Trump is kicking himself for not thinking of it for the White House and Mar-a-Lago.
  5. Calvada

    S03.E06: A Coburg Quartet

    Victoria and Albert acquired Balmoral in 1848, first leasing it, then purchasing it outright in 1852. The house on the property was considered too small, so a new one was built, completed in 1856. They also purchased the neighboring estate, Birkhall, The estate now totals about 50,000 acres.
  6. Calvada

    S03.E06: A Coburg Quartet

    If this is 1850, shouldn't Albert be planning the Great Exhibition of 1851? Isn't that considered one of his greatest accomplishments? Wouldn't that perk him up a bit, get him out of the doldrums he seems mired in?
  7. Calvada

    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    If only my doctor did that for my weight. I swear, I weigh 120! My height has been checked at my annual physical since I was 50. A history of osteoporosis in my family though, so perhaps that's not the norm? MSNBC has started doing ads about the first Dem debate on their network. No dates have been determined yet, so the ad references two consecutive nights in June. Program your DVR now! I wonder which MSNBC/NBC/Telemundo personnel will participate as a moderator or on a panel of questioners. I love Rachel, but I don't know how good she would be in this format. I think I'd prefer her to do the post-debate analysis. Fridays seem to be chock-full of legal happenings in the various Mueller probe cases and/or the Congressional inquiries. I'd like a regular legal roundtable on Rachel's show with Barb McQuade, Joyce White and Chuck Rosenberg. I could listen to the three of them with Rachel for hours.
  8. Calvada

    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    Re Catherine's dress - when I first saw the picture, my immediate thought was that it looked like she was wearing a bra on the outside of the dress! I would like it a bit better if the darker shade came down from her bust and flowed into the darker shade in the front of the skirt portion.
  9. Calvada

    S03.E05: A Show of Unity

    I hope one of my parents never thought "we put too much store in happiness" when thinking of their children! We were not spoiled in any sense, but I'm confident they wanted us to be happy. Although we didn't get wine for breakfast . . . Re the discussions on closed captioning - I find it a necessity for many shows, but particularly those with various British accents, which seems to be most of what I watch on PBS. Albert's whispering combined with the German accent is incredibly difficult for me to understand. Maybe I should get my hearing checked.
  10. Calvada

    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    I knew this ongoing saga had become mainstream when one of my favorite sportswriters brought it up on his Twitter feed. His take: appalling behavior by Meghan's family. Changing the subject: can People magazine, Hello magazine, and all the rest please stop writing articles about Catherine engaging in a tribute to Diana by either what she is wearing or by a piece of jewelry she has on? Many, many dresses are similar in style and color. Just because the Duchess is wearing something which is reminiscent of something Diana wore almost 30 years ago does not mean it was chosen to honor Diana. And the jewelry thing? They are a family which routinely hands down jewelry. The Queen is often seen wearing a piece of jewelry that the Queen Mother or Queen Mary wore, but it's never described as a "sweet tribute" to her mother or grandmother. I think perhaps the one time Catherine did deliberately wear something similar to Diana was the dress she wore when she left the hospital with baby George.
  11. Calvada

    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    quoting myself to say that I watched the first 8-10 minutes of the episode I recorded and it wasn't the first episode!! Instead of the episode 1854 to 1954 I got the second episode of 1955-1992. The website for my local PBS station has failed me!
  12. Calvada

    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    Sorry - just saw this. It was on today (at 6:00 pm Central) and is on for the next 2 weeks. I was only able to watch a couple minutes, so can't say whether it's any good. I did record it, and may wait until I have all 3 episodes before watching. My PBS station is replaying this first episode on Tuesday night at 10:00 pm.
  13. Calvada

    S14.E15: Truth or Dare

    I'm glad to know I wasn't the only one thinking the judge should shoot the son of a bitch. Although I thought it was going to be one of those test things, and she had been given an unloaded gun. I do not like this storyline. Just toss Will aside, the family they've built? At least Reid is not also married with children. I cannot look at this as some great, romantic story. I find it offensive. Hey JJ, if you want play truth or dare, try truth with your husband.
  14. Calvada

    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    A couple shows to watch for on PBS - there is a 2 part show on Princess "Margaret: The Rebel Princess" on Feb. 10 and 17, and I'm sure both parts will be repeated on other dates. "Inside Balmoral" which is 3 parts (185--1954, 1955-1992, and 1993-2017) which on my PBS station will be shown on the next 3 Sunday nights. I'm not sure if the latter show is a repeat or if this is the first time it's been shown on PBS.
  15. Calvada

    S03.E04: Foreign Bodies

    I just requested this book from the library. Thanks for the recommendation. I agree zoey1996. I do learn from this series, because it causes me to do a bit of research, since I find myself wondering whether things really happened as portrayed. This week I discovered that the Queen did not meet Florence Nightingale during a cholera epidemic; in reality they met after the Crimean War. But I found out that Florence Nightingale did have a pet owl.